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PhD project within Circular Built Environment


Heidi Merrild,
Industrial PhD


Friis & Moltke A/S,
Aarhus School of Architecture,
Boligforening Ringgården,
Syddansk Universitet, SDU Create


Sustainable Tectonic – durability, materials and building culture in reversible architecture

The project will challenge the short-sighted ways we build today. The term ”Reversible Architecture” addresses the architecture and construction materials from a cyclic recycling perspective rather than a locked work. It examines how you can create durable reversible solutions in collaboration with the value chain of construction, which contribute to a new sustainable tectonic expression in architecture via the own properties of the materials, construction, production, and an improved technology transfer.


  • REVERSIBLE TECTONICS – watch video here
    Architecture today often becomes a flat canvas, unable to unfold tectonic layers. This project explores how a tectonic concept grows, deforms and exists within a range of variations. The project first and foremost seeks to learn about, reversible tectonics by dismantling, replacing, repairing and reassembling the existing condition.